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September 2012

Michigan Families With Truant Children Can Lose Cash Assistance Welfare Benefits Under New Policy

09/28/12

Michigan Families With Truant Children Can Lose Cash Assistance Welfare Benefits Under New Policy

The Michigan Department of Human Resources will implement a controversial strategy proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder for curtailing school absences that punishes families with truant children.

Posted at 10:42 AM | Permalink | Comments: 3

Kids' Diet Soda Drinking Doubles, Raises More Obesity Concern

09/24/12

Kids' Diet Soda Drinking Doubles, Raises More Obesity Concern

A new study finds more parents and kids are ditching sugary pop for its low-calorie substitutes. But are artificial sweeteners really a better thing?

Posted at 09:14 AM | Permalink | Comments: 2

Preparing Kids For Seasonal Flu this School Year

09/21/12

Preparing Kids For Seasonal Flu this School Year

Flu season is approaching – which means southeast Michigan parents need to know how to keep their kids healthy, and be aware of vaccination availability.

Posted at 02:57 PM | Permalink | Comments

Teen Sexting Can Be Linked To Other Risky Sexual Behaviors

09/20/12

Teen Sexting Can Be Linked To Other Risky Sexual Behaviors

A new study says sexting correlates with real-life physical sexual behavior in kids. What does this mean – and how can southeast Michigan parents and educators discuss it?

Posted at 03:52 PM | Permalink | Comments

Small Turtle Family Pets Causing Salmonella Concerns

09/19/12

Small Turtle Family Pets Causing Salmonella Concerns

Kids across the U.S. are getting sick from these tiny retiles. Learn about this growing problem and how to prevent an outbreak from happening in your home.

Posted at 01:27 PM | Permalink | Comments

Kids Are Eating Colorful Laundry Tablets, Getting Sick

09/07/12

Kids Are Eating Colorful Laundry Tablets, Getting Sick

Curious kids in Michigan and nationwide are mistaking gel packets for candy. Get tips on preventing your child from ingesting the concentrated detergent – and learn what to do if it happens.

Posted at 11:47 AM | Permalink | Comments

The Teen Driving Decline in Southeast Michigan

08/27/12

The Teen Driving Decline in Southeast Michigan

A University of Michigan study shows fewer adolescents hold driver's licenses in the United States – and kids in the Motor City are definitely no exception.

Posted at 10:52 AM | Permalink | Comments

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